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PRESS RELEASE: Proposed fast-track legislation puts SC consumers at risk

Sens Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott Urged to Reject Measure to Block Fraud and Fee Protections on Prepaid Cards Obscure, fast-track law would stop CFPB prepaid card rule CONTACT: Sue Berkowitz (803)779-1113 x101  Columbia, SC  – February 6,  2017 – South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center today called on South Carolina Senators Lindsey Graham and […]

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The Unmet Legal Needs of Veterans

Earlier this month, a report was released by Project CHALENG outlining the responses given by Veterans when asked to rank both their met and unmet needs. While many may believe the duty of caring for Veterans falls entirely on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the hospitals they manage, and that any problems Veterans […]

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2016 SC Appleseed Legislative Wrap Up

Coverage of the 2016 legislative session focused on a small number of high profile issues, but all the while here at South Carolina Appleseed we were working on several lesser known but very important bills which were enacted into law. These laws are not only great public policy; they will also help the communities we […]

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‘Life-Changing’ Settlement Reached to Improve Foster Care for South Carolina’s Children

(Charleston, S.C.) — South Carolina officials and attorneys for plaintiff children advocating for foster care reform agreed to a plan that will require targeted changes to a system that for years has been troubled by a drastic shortage of foster homes, excessive caseworker caseloads and a failure to provide basic health care to kids. The […]

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Lawyers 4 Vets 2-Year Report

Lawyers 4 Vets May 2014 to May 2016 A Brief History South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center in partnership with the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center and with additional support and coordination by Nelson Mullins Law firm created the Lawyers 4 Vets pro bono legal clinic. The clinic was specifically created to address the unmet […]

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Modjeska Simkins Award for Civil Rights & Social Justice

Modjeska Monteith Simkins, born in 1899, was one of the key figures of the civil rights and social reform movement in South Carolina. In her early years she worked in the field of public health, which led her to passionately fight to improve the overall health of African Americans in South Carolina. As a founding […]

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It’s time to make ending hunger and poverty a priority

COLUMBIA, SC Their stories are always on my mind. As a lifelong anti-poverty and anti-hunger advocate, it’s hard for me to forget about the children who wake up hungry and, as a result, struggle to learn. Or the parents who work two or even three jobs to try to make ends meet. Or the seniors […]

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Christian, Summer Law Clerk, Wraps it up

SC Appleseed is lucky to have amazing law clerks and interns that help us maximize our impact and work on issues facing low-income South Carolinians. Christian was our summer law clerk and he took a minute out of his last week on the job to reflect on the experience.  Here’s what he had to say: […]

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Your Support Made a Difference in 2014 – Thank you!

Last year was our 35th birthday and we wanted to thank you and share with you some of the accomplishments you made possible! In 2014, SC Appleseed: Worked to expand access to affordable healthcare: 5,332 people visited SignUpSC for reliable information about the Affordable Care Act and 260 people were educated through community presentations Protected […]

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Historical Day for South Carolina – Removing the Confederate battle flag

These past three weeks have been difficult for our State. We lost a beloved Senator, and 8 other souls by the racist acts of a man seeking to pour salt into already deep wounds.  The killer asked for a race war, but the families and fellow parishioners of the slain and the people of South […]

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